BJP prez again talks of scrapping Art 370 ‘if voted back to power’
Shimla, May 12 : BJP President Amit Shah Sunday said Article 370 that gives special powers to Kashmir will be scrapped if Narendra Modi is elected as Prime Minister again.
Addressing his first rally at Chogan Maidan in Chamba district, Shah said former chief minister Omar Abdullah said there should be another prime minister for the state whereas Congress in its manifesto declared it will review AFSPA in Kashmir and amend provisions of sedition law.
“All this indicated their mindset but if the BJP comes to power again and Modi becomes prime minister, Article 370 will be removed for sure,” he added.
The BJP chief is campaigning in support of Kangra BJP candidate Kishan Kapoor.
Targeting the Congress on the issue of national security, he said the Manmohan Singh led previous Congress government did nothing when Pakistan beheaded five Indian soldiers but under Modi rule airstrikes were carried out in Balakot.
Shah pointed out that Congress leader Sam Pitroda said instead of airstrikes, “we should talk to militants”.
Targeting Pitroda further, the BJP chief said, “If you ask a question regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Congress says ‘hua to hua’. If you ask a question regarding the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and migration of Kashmiri Pandits, Congress says ‘hua to hua’.”